Funeral Ceremony

I create and deliver modern funeral ceremonies and bespoke life celebrations in Chichester and beyond by
stepping away from the norm!

I have links with the best funeral directors in Chichester, West Sussex and beyond. I will also be there for you if you need me. I will be at the end of my phone. After cremation, the ashes will be returned to you. There are many unique choices out there for how best to value the ashes and I am happy to chat these through with you when the time is right.

Thus you will have more time for yourself and your healing. When you’re ready, we can plan your ideal farewell ceremony.

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Funeral Ceremony Farewell Service

Over the past few years, cremation has increasingly become the number one choice of funeral service in the U.K. for all sorts of different reasons. Inevitably perhaps, this has led to limited choices as to how unique and inspiring a service of farewell can be.

We all know that uncomfortable feeling of being ushered along so the “next funeral” isn’t held up. It is normal nowadays for cremations to happen ‘back to back’, usually leaving around twenty minutes to get seated, listen to the eulogy, hear some anecdotes and perhaps a couple of pieces of relevant music. Then take your leave. Next…!

 You can do things differently.

Some of the funeral ceremony choices I can offer you

Direct cremation

This is the option where your deceased loved one is taken away and cared for with dignity until their remains can be cremated without any service or attendees.

Attended direct cremation

This option allows a few people to attend the cremation. There is no service provided at the time, simply the opportunity to be there.

Private chapel service

I can officiate a very small, highly personalised ceremony in the private chapel of one of my funeral director partners while the deceased is cared for and before removal for cremation.

Natural Burial

A traditional burial has what is arguably the worse impact on the environment because of the elements used in the process.

As a forward thinking funeral provider, I would encourage a more modern, less toxic approach in the form of a natural burial. The body is buried in a bio degradable coffin or shroud with the ultimate goal of its return to nature from whence it came.

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Pet Funeral Services

The death of a beloved pet can be as devastating as any other loss. Therefore, I am now creating bespoke Pet Funerals and celebration of pet life services in the Chichester area. I have teamed up with The Meadows Pet Crematorium offering inclusive packages. Get the full details about pet funerals in Chichester here.

Kind Words

Tracie A

Thank you so much for your kind words about Mum and the support you have given to D and me.
Everyone said to me it was a lovely service and you delivered it with such compassion and sincerity, which I totally agree.

David A

Hi Caroline. I didn't get the opportunity to thank you in person for the wonderful service you did for mum today. Everyone said what a great service and a lovely voice you have. A job well done. Thank you. 

M & P

"Our dearly beloved Dad died at 104 and we could not have had a better Celebrant to bid him farewell.  Caroline was very professional, but at the same time very kind and friendly.  We felt that she invested her time to learn about our Dad and this made the service very personal, heartwarming and lighthearted.

Caroline definitely went that extra mile to provide the most memorable service.  I cannot recommend Caroline more highly, she really was excellent."

Jan S

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in making a sad day into a day of celebration. The amount of people who have said how professional you were , and how you came across, to make the service run so smoothly.

You are a credit to your profession, and words cannot express my gratitude."

Libby P

"Caroline made what is a stressful and sad time of life, easy and comforting. Whilst arranging my Grandmas service, Caroline was very kind, patient and informative and we had such a lovely chat about Grandma, remembering her, and her amazing personality and achievements. Caroline’s wonderful words really did Grandma justice. Thank you!"

Andy W

"I just wanted to thank you so much for looking after arrangements for us on Tuesday and delivering a beautiful send off for dad. It was a difficult day for all of us but you helped make it both memorable and special, he most definitely would have approved."

Steve E

"Thank you so much for the way you conducted the service for my mum, everyone commented how it all came together and that was thanks to you"

P and family

"From the minute you arrived at my dad‘s bungalow, we knew you were the one to put our mum to rest.

Your lovely kind and professional manner made making the arrangements that much more bearable.

The service was beautiful, you conducted it as if you knew her, your warmth to us shone through.

You are a very special lady and we will always be so grateful to you for making that day for us so special and bearable."

Carole A

"Can't rate Caroline highly enough.

She is very friendly and considerate, but also very thorough and professional.

She did a wonderful job of my Aunts funeral and I would recommend her to anybody requiring a Celebrant.

Can't thank her enough for making a sad occasion so personal and special.

Thank you Caroline "

James, L and K

"We would like to thank you for all your help and guidance in the run up to the service yesterday. You did an amazing job delivering A’s eulogy and everyone said how beautiful and uplifting it was. "

Caroline B

"Caroline made preparing for my sister’s funeral so much easier. Her professionalism and caring attitude went above and beyond, making sure we understood what was needed. She listened to the family's wishes and patiently interpreted our thoughts into the eulogy, making it very personal. There was high praise for Caroline from everyone on how the funeral was conducted- a very fitting send-off. She is a lovely lady."

Jill W

"I am so grateful that I found Caroline to act as our Celebrant. From my first phone conversation I felt I was talking to someone who would really provide us as a family with the understanding, support and guidance we needed. Caroline's empathetic manner and unfailing willingness to help with any matter, however large or small, enabled us to work through all the issues requiring consideration and produce a final service that felt truly personal. On the day, Caroline's management of everything was kind and conscientious. The compassion, humour and warmth of her delivery made it the uplifting occasion we had hoped and it means so much to be able to look back on a 'celebration of mum's life' that was just right for her. From all of us - a huge thank you Caroline."

Toni M

"Caroline is absolutely amazing. She makes everything so stress free and bearable at a time of great sorrow and upset. Her support is second to none from meeting her on facetime to writing and editing the eulogy and tribute. Her advice and guidance is invaluable throughout.
The service was so professionally performed with humour and sensitivity. She really does get to know your loved one and you as the bereaved.
I would recommend her services whole heartedly".

 

Morag B

"Caroline was perfect in every way! – Her patience, compassion and her advice led to the perfect farewell for my childrens’s father. Caroline was so professional, it felt as if she had really known him! I cannot imagine how we could have done this without her. We cried, we smiled – Kees would have loved it! Everybody said it was the best service they had been to, I cannot recommend Caroline highly enough"

W.I.M

" On behalf of our whole family, we appreciated having Caroline Jane (CJ) as our celebrant for our Mother’s funeral. Her compassion, professionalism & natural qualities made the event more than just a funeral. It was a true celebration of our mother’s life, due in no small measure to her people skills. All who attended said she contributed to making it a memorable day.
Thank-you CJ from the whole Clan."

David W.

"Thank you very much for today. All the family were moved by the celebration.
If I can add something personal on my part …. Your sympathy was palpable, and I thank you very much for that. You were wonderful."

Susan G.

"Thank-you Caroline for the lovely service for my Mum earlier this week. Although we only spoke on the phone or via email, your understanding of what we wanted was spot on, and it was a huge comfort to find you waiting for us when we arrived at the Chapel on the morning of the funeral."

Coffins & caskets

There are so many different options for you to choose from and we can chat about them, the cost, sustainability and their suitability for your needs. My ethos is very much using eco friendly products whenever possible and I can source them for you accordingly.

Scattering of ashes

It is now well known that the scattering of ashes has a negative impact on our natural world. I have looked around and found other ways in which this old-fashioned practice can be modified, leaving less of a toxic footprint yet forming part of your need to say goodbye.

One such idea comes from a company which has developed a unique urn. The ashes are interred within and they combine to nurture a newly planted sapling of your choice. This is a living and growing memorial of the person who has gone away. This is something I can make happen for you.

There are many other options for the disposal of ashes, one of which is to use a smidgen of them to form a piece of beautiful bespoke jewellery. I have teamed up with an expert in this field and can put you in touch with them if this is an option which appeals to you.

Funeral ceremony orders of service

People have told me that they are fed up with the same cookie-cutter order of service for the ceremony. I have therefore teamed up with some people who will work with us towards something special and unique, without breaking the bank.

The Possibilities are Endless

 

Just send me a message or give me a call for more info and we will make a plan.